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Love Letters Digital Illustration Art Show at Everybodys Coffee

NEW ART SHOW: Love Letters by Sade Edwards

Love Letters: Digital Illustration

By Sade Edwards

June 9 – July 10

Opening Reception: Friday, June 9, 6–8 pm

Love Letters is the latest art exhibit at Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson, Chicago in the Uptown neighborhood. This highly autobiographical show features the work of Sade Edwards, a digital artist. Working in the vein of manga art, Sade has created strong women characters. “I love creating worlds and stories people can get lost in.” Many of the pieces refer to events or people in the artist’s life.

For example, “Toxicity” represents the junctures in friendship. How people change, move on, and sometimes let go.

Her title piece “Love Letters” gives us a lone figure in a tank top against a background of letters. She looks straight ahead, almost at the viewer. “ ‘Love Letters to Brooklyn’ is very special to me. It’s where I went to school and where I met my boyfriend (now my husband.) I have so many friends there that I miss. If I could afford it, I’d move back to Brooklyn in a heartbeat,” says Sade.

Sade Edwards is a Chicago transplant. She lives in the Edgewater neighborhood and works in Illustration and Interface Design. This is her first show.

Everybody’s Coffee is located at 935 W. Wilson, Chicago. http://everybodyscoffee.com/

NEW ART SHOW: Transparency by Robin Rios

Opening Reception: Friday, September 30, 6–8 pm

September 30–Nov. 7

Everybody’s Coffee

935 W. Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Robin Monique Rios was never one for waiting and watching. As a kid she was a whirl of movement, a biker/skater girl, until sidelined by a hip disease that put her into a brace from her waist to her knees. From that experience Robin emerged as an observer, with a whole new way of seeing and experiencing the world, and her place within it.

Her work, though not exactly collage nor strictly digital, is a combination of borrowed images re-shot or painted into a composition. Her work can best be described as digital paintings. The hands and eyes are all hers, the x-rays are donated, all transforming into something old into something new. Reinventions.

“This series is truly my voice, it conveys my personal emotional and intellectual understanding of myself and the world around me. This series is about tearing down those superficial layers built up by society, religion, politics and our own family. It’s only by shedding all that’s been put on us that we can begin to reconnect.”

Robin also works 3-dimensionally, with her abstract robots put together with wire and found objects which presage the future by letting her imagination run wild. Harkening back to her days as a skater, Robin also paints on decks incorporating a gritty, urban feel with a wicked sense of movement.

“This show is about opening up, making my art and process transparent.” Just like the human body woven into her pieces, it is about opening her heart, putting it out there for all to see.

Robin Monique Rios is a Chicago native and founder and director of 4Art Space. Robin graduated with honors from the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, with a Bachelors degree of Fine Arts in Visual Communications in June 2003. She currently works out of the Zhou B Art Center on the South Side.

Everybody’s Coffee is located at 935 W. Wilson, Uptown Chicago. The show runs from September 30–Nov. 7. Opening reception is Friday, September 30, 6–8 pm. Come inside and have a look.

Events

Paintings by Maggie Hubbard

Indigo | Paintings by Maggie Hubbard

Indigo | the color of whiteness, paintings by Maggie Hubbard

Where: Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson, Uptown, Chicago

When: Friday, July 20, 2018 through Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, July 20, 2018, 6-8 pm

Media Contact: Jane Hertenstein, 773-454-4887

 

“For almost five millennia, in every culture and every major religion, indigo has been one of the world’s most valued pigments. No color has been prized so highly or for so long, or been at the center of such turbulent human encounters. Indigo was a cornerstone of the transatlantic slave trade—one of the hidden commodities, like cotton, sugar, salt, and gold…”

Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World, Catherine E. McKinley

“Indigo | the color of whiteness,” a series of paintings by artist Maggie Hubbard, presents icons of the white middle class. These objects and scenes take on new meaning when solely depicted with indigo dye, an ancient pigment fraught with power, colonization, and slavery. Hubbard’s work asks two critical questions of our time: who is white and what does it mean to be white? Indigo | the color of whiteness, Friday, July 20–August 29, will be on display at Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson Ave., Uptown, Chicago

Maggie Hubbard is an artist from Chicago, IL and holds a BS in Illustration from Indiana Wesleyan University (2013). Her work has been featured in various exhibitions throughout the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. She is pursuing a Masters of Fine Art at the University of Illinois at Chicago this coming fall. More of her work can be found at www.maggiehubbard.net.

Paintings by Alexandra Stevenson, June 8 to July 18 at Everybody's Coffee

Alexandra Stevenson: City in a Garden

New Art Show: “City in a Garden,” paintings by Alexandra Stevenson

Chicago’s motto is urbs in horto, meaning city in a garden. After a long cold spring Everybody’s Coffee welcomes “City in a Garden,” its latest art exhibit, June 8–July 18, paintings by local Ravenswood artist Alexandra Stevenson.

A vibrant color palette is inspired by Chicago’s many parks and gardens. Even in a dense city, there are pockets of green, pop-up flower beds, window boxes crowned with fuchsia, golden yellow, periwinkle, and heliotrope purples. “The paintings are a product of daily observation—the view from the El train platform, from my third-floor window, along the North Branch trail, walks along the lake and river.” Ms. Stevenson’s paintings reveal a side of the city teeming with color and life. Between narrow rectangles and rooftop triangles, we get a glimpse of a City in a Garden.

You can find out more about Alexandra at her website: http://astevensonart.com/

City in a Garden opens Friday, June 8, opening reception is 6 – 8 pm, and runs through July 18. Everybody’s Coffee is located at 935 W. Wilson, Chicago, Illinois. Come revel in the delights of our city in a garden.